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Everyday Objects

DECEMBER 2017


Published by GuruShots LTD

Cover photo by: Daniel Jakli

Designed by GuruShots Studio

First published in 2017

www.GuruShots.com

GSB1003

This album or any part of it may not be

copied in any manner or by any means,

electronic, optical, mechanical or other.

No part of it may be copied or

translated without specific written

permission from the publisher.

© All photos in this book

belong to the original photographer

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Everyday Objects

by GuruShots Publishing

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About GuruShots

GuruShots provides themed challenges to which

photographers can submit their photos, while voting

for the photos they like best and receiving peer votes,

members climb the platforms ranking system. This book

is the result of one of those challenges and uses a unique

combination of crowd-sourced curation and an expert

panel to select the best images to be published.

www.GuruShots.com

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Everyday Objects

Photographers are driven to capture the world around them.

This motivation isn’t simply a process of pointing a camera

and clicking a shutter.

It’s the mind and the mechanics.

Ask 50 photographers to photograph the same mundane

object, and you will receive 50 interpretations of that object.

That is the nature of the art, and why photography is such an

important art form in today’s realm.

We all see the world differently. Photography has given us the

opportunity to share that vision with others.

This was the thinking behind the latest GuruShots book

challenge, “Everyday Objects”.

How would our photographers interpret a pair of shoes, a

pen, a light bulb, a padlock, a paintbrush, the eye of a needle,

or even some simple household string?

When tasked to enter their very best photographs of “Everyday

Objects”, the results were nothing less than amazing.

Are you ready to experience the world of ‘Everyday Objects

in a new, refreshing, and visually exciting way?

Then, welcome to the latest Gurushots publication.

Everyday Objects

13.5M

Votes

34.3k

Photos

9124

Photographers

96

Countries

100

Photos published

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TOP PHOTOGRAPHER | ELEGANCE

My intention was to photograph one of my favorites

everyday objects, in a simple yet elegant way.

/ Fernando Beber - Brazil

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TOP PHOTO | BRINGS LIGHT INTO THE DARK

These are glowing bulbs photographed

on a mirror with black background!

/ Michael Mettier - Switzerland

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GURUS TOP PICK / CRAYONS FLIGHT

This Photograph was taken as a part of

the project I did for back to school theme.

/ Dmitry Dreyer - Israel

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EVERY DAY OBJECTS

Composition made , at home, by taking advantage of some old objects.

/ Afonso Chaby Rosa - Portugal

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WOODEN FRIENDS

It was a hot summer day on

my terrace and I was trying

my new macro lens 105.....

/ Andi Luzi - Switzerland

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SKATEBOARD

I took this photo in Mexico city in Chapultepec

Forest It is now a days rare to see a Skateboard.

/ Ana Paula Avila - Mexico

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CONCERTINA (PAPER)

Book of colored paper in

a concertina/fan shape.

/ Allan Copson - Australia

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STILL GOING STRONG

Photo taken at Nymmenåsens

fäbod, a living history project showing

life at an old swedish farm.

/ Anders Lindborg - Sweden

DEVIL AND ANGEL

The book is the first thing that came on my mind

when I saw the challenge, because I love to read.

/ Anastasiya Stoeva - United Kingdom

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POCKET WATCH

I love the contrast between the old watch

and the jeans that symbolizes a newer period

/ Orit Birati - Israel

CLASSICS

Main light is the candle, in darkened room.

Nikon D7000, 50mm lens, f2.8, ISO 100, speed 1/4.

/ Donald Brotherston - South Africa

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INTERCONNECTION

Exploring the

relationship between

man-made & natural

objects in a home

environment.

/ Scott Near -

United Kingdom

BASS IN DA PLACE

Bass is the rythm of

human heart and life itself.

/ Rinaldo Berović - Croatia

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COLD

Moved into an old farmhouse

that I rent with a beautiful

claw foot tub and silver finish.

/ Alex Torres - United States

SYMMETRY

It's my first a mirrors experience.

I was wondered to see familiar

thing from another angle

/ Andrey Kavpush - Czech Republic

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MAKE IT A DOUBLE!!

Taking a moment to enjoy the

simple beauty in the routine.

/ Bradford Richman - United States

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MAKING PANCAKES

This photo I took on a whim while making pancakes.

My camera is always lying somewhere near me.

/ Dawn Gelderblom - South Africa

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LUCK OF THE DRAW

This image came from an

experiment for another

project. A happy accident.

/ Cody Bilmar - United States

LAUNDRETTE

Taken on an evening walk through

the small German town Goettingen.

/ Daniel Jakli - Germany

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REFLECTED SYMPHONY

Three spoons, placed on top of music sheet.

(Beethoven's 5th Symphony)

/ Dewald Van Rensburg - South Africa

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WINTER GLASS

I wanted to do a photo that took something delicate

and put it up against something more rugged.

/ Kym George - United States

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RED APPLE

This is an image

from my "close up"

series. I love to get

close up where

fruit is concerned.

/ Martin Smith -

United Kingdom

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THE OLD PHARMACY

HDR-Image of old pharmacy bottles in an old pharmacy in Germany.

/ Dirk Fritsche - Germany

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FOCUS

No matter what happens to us,

it is possible to reach our goal.

/ Sylvain Perrier - Canada

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BORS!

An old pepper grinder

accompanied by it's pray,

some black pepper.

/ Hunor Erdő - Hungary

COFFEE TIME

Coffee must be hot as hell, black

as the devil, pure as an angel and

sweet as love. Turkish proverb

/ François Mahieu - France

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BALLS, BALLS, BALLS !

A basket full of baseballs

/ Marco Bertamé - Luxembourg

APPLES AND BLADE

Wholesome apples encounter a menacing switchblade.

An apple was harmed in the making of this photo.

/ Keith Cormier - United States

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SYMMETRY.

Two forks and one spoon

on reflective surface.

/ Evgeny Shulin - Latvia

SEE THROUGH MY GLASSES

i like to create images with the objects

which are indispensable part of my daily life.

/ Anupam Hatui - New Zealand

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QUENCHED

There was just something fascinating about the

colors and shapes in this glass vessel full of caps.

/ Gill Thompson - United States

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BREAK FOR MUSIC

World Orchestra Festival -

Skansen in Olsztynek.

Great place to see in Poland.

/ Grzech Stepniewski - Poland

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SALT & PEPPER

This photo was taken during lunch with my family

one Sunday. The simplicity of it speaks to me.

/ James Kennedy, Jr. - United States

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WINE CORKS

The complexity and beauty

of common Wine Corks.

/ Frances Smith - United States

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3 PINCEAUX

Fascination for Japanese calligraphy inspired me to create this photo, this are my paintbrushes.

/ Gilberte Dimicolis - Belgium

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BOOKS

Books

photographed

on a dark sheet.

I wanted to

get an unusual

picture in the

shot.

/ Giustina Wind

- Italy

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ALEA IACTA SUNT

I wanted this famous quote put into a scenery that is

different from all the other implementations.

/ Dagmar Meyer - Germany

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G BEARS

Gummy bears having fun and

modeling for a shallow depth of field.

/ Adi Levinshtein - Israel

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TASSES MULTICOLORES EN ENFILADE

simple alignment of bright colored cups

on black background with depth effect.

/ Bernard BLAIN - France

SPOONFUL OF SUNSHINE

"Spoonful of Sunshine" was

captured at the inaugural

"Banquet in a Field" event

near Prosper, N.D.

/ Betsy Armour - United States

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OLD SEWINGMACHINE

An old sewingmachine in a museum in Denmark.

/ Susanne Mogensen - Denmark

THE RIGHT

MEASUREMENT

Taking the right

measurements for your

clothing. A reflection from

the art of tailoring.

/ Heidi Schade - Germany

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BUTTONS AND THREAD

Sometimes the simplest things get the creative juices

flowing...Hence Buttons Thread and black glass

/ Louis Benzell - United States

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BEAN SOUP

The shot was taken a few

moments before the chef

started to cook bean soup.

/ Ira Tulchinsky - Israel

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SHINE BRIGHT LIKE A STAR

Taken in a marvelous Monday morning last Summer

at a street market in Costa da Caparica, Portugal.

/ Isabel Carvalho - Portugal

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KIRBY'S KEYS

Found an old bunch

of keys in a large

farm. Looked like a

interesting photo.

/ Bill Eppelstun -

Australia

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BURNOUT

I kept this light bulb to buy the right one and it

turns out to be now a popular burned light bulb

/ Marie-Christine Houle - Canada

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GLASSES AND PATTERNS

Composition with glasses in front of another

photo of mine displayed on the screen.

/ Marco Antonio Perna - Brazil

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LITTLE TRAIN

This photo was taken at my

local coffee shop in South

Fork, Colorado.

/ Katy Kelley - United States

SPOON

a spoon on stripey paper

/ Kevin Towler - United Kingdom

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MY STORY WILL CONTINUE

When you could end your sentence, your

story, your life, but you choose to continue.

/ Jessica Price - United States

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READING IS FUNDAMENTAL

The photo is a converted B*W of my Bible

and reading glasses on my coffee table.

/ Jim Boisvert - United States

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PAINTBRUSHES

This photograph was

taken during a OSHO

painting and meditation

workshop in Cape Town

in 2009.

/ Kathrin Hoyos - Monaco

URBAN ART: GRUNGE WALL

A very neglected bike propped up against the

back of a "Grunge Wall" in Geylang, Singapore

/ Justin Lee - Singapore

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TWENTY ONE

My Son 'Ned' had just

rehung our front gate,

he carved out the

front post for our new

house numbers.

/ Kate Dohle - Australia

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EVERY DAY ENJOYMENT...

looking, smelling, tasting a delicious cup of coffee that is an everyday enjoyment .....

/ Larry Haras - Mexico

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A PENCIL

WORKER

A studio work

of a ​Preiser

Miniature Figure

and a Pencil

/ Leka Huie -

Hong Kong

FAITH, HOPE, LOVE...AND SHOES.

Inspired by Cinderella, I tried to capture the luxury and drama of gold against the black.

/ Margaret Flower - Australia

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SALT AND PEPPER

Dispensers with white salt

and black pepper.

/ Mugurel Motea - Romania

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LOVE ON THE BATTLEFIELD

This chess set is from the 18th century,

hopefully the message of this photo is timeless.

/ Miika Miinin - Finland

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WRITING A LETTER

Pause writing a letter with a Churchill

Fountain Pen by Conway Stewart.

/ Luís Ribeiro - Portugal

HEALTHY, TO BE OR NOT TO BE.

It started with a cough. Then the ambulance came

and took him to the hospital... He never came back.

/ Liesbet Cosyns - Belgium

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CRUX

This photograph was the

culmination of a learning

curve in glass photography

and lighting. Enjoy!

/ Sean Scott - South Africa

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UNTITLED

This photo was taken with the light

painting technique using DIY tools.

/ Riccardo Ratini - Italy

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WORLD`S SMALLEST HANDCUFFS

Placing wedding rings to an open book and with

a little creativity using two lanterns i got to this.

/ Mircea Mihai - Romania

MY BRUSHES

My brushes for painting guaches series.

Photo made in my studio

/ Marta Zielińska - Poland

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ASTURIAS

Artistic composition with guitar

tabs of Asturias by Isaac Albeniz

and a mechanical pocket watch.

/ Abigail Drew Gatto -

United States

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LAUNDRY

I am always playing with surrounding

objects, here i found these laundry clips .

/ Ahmed Abdel Hamid - Qatar

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PAINTING BRUSHES

Painting brushes, together, form

interesting lines that makes a

perfect composition.

/ Naser Tamimi - United States

QUEEN

The photo is about empowerment

for women around the world.

/ Natalie Geoghagan - United States

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POLISH STITCH

Photo taken for the

Independence Day of Poland

/ Grzegorz Kus - Italy

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COSMETIC BRUSH

this photo is one of my

favorite photo , it was my

first firs professional high

speed product photo

/ rami yazagi - United States

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HARVARD CLASSIC

This Robert Browning Classic with Pinch Nose

glasses transported me to a time before my birth.

/ Pam Wemhaner - United States

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EACH DOOR HAS A STORY

Lot of my childhood memories are associated with

this door and the abandoned house it belongs to.

/ PINAKI MITRA - India

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WELL TRAVELLED

I was Inspired by the

faded tones of these

vintage suitcases.

What stories they

could tell...

/ Piers Jacobs -

United Kingdom

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THE LIGHTER

The photo was taken on a rainy day when there

was no chance to go out and take some pictures.

/ Ralf Weinand - Germany

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BEDTIME READING

An old book illuminated by a storm lantern.

/ Reka Komoli - United Kingdom

RUSTY CANDLESTICK

Rusty candlestick

/ Ricardo Q. T. Rodrigues - Brazil

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EASTER EGGS (FROM A SERIES "DRAMA IN THE KITCHEN")

Photo was created at the time of Easter. I painted eggs with

light and shade, and made this photo.

/ Robert Barilla - Croatia

SLICED BREAD

This was from a

project I was trying to

sell, The theme was the

drink. Darkfield lighting

was used.

/ Patrick Graham -

United States

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WINDOW IN PORTUGAL

I found this cozy window in Portugal

/ Svetoslav Kirilov - Netherlands

YELLOW UMBRELLA

The umbrella was shot against dark

stone wall to emphasis the yellow

fabric and was naturally lit.

/ Simon Ling - United Kingdom

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DROPLETS OF LIGHT

This cluster of Light Globes reminds me

of water droplets reflecting sunlight.

/ Sharon Brennan - Australia

HORN

It's been a while since I

last picked up and played

this trumpet. it now gets

used more as a prop.

/ Steve Porter - Australia

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THE HONEY 'SPOON'

...used every day to ladle golden honey into my

hot water & lemon drink first thing in the morning.

/ Theo Collett - South Africa

THE RUSTY BUG

A local doc owns this orange VW. It has remained

wedged between trees and an old cabin for years.

/ Steve Willder - United States

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CECI EST UNE PIPE

This is a pipe! Title inspired from René Magritte's

La trahison des images, The Treachery of Images.

/ Vincent Gabaglio - Germany

TYPECAST

I took this photo

while touring

historic buildings

in Washington DC.

/ Tony Fling -

United States

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IMPRISONED COLORS >

I was stupefied by this contrast. The

explosion of colour, and the lack of freedom

/ stephane pagnier - United Kingdom

STRAWBERRY SLICES

Cut strawberries and fruit on a cutting board, shot

in a dark garage and lit with a simple headlamp.

/ William Chizek - United States

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LOCKUP

An exercise in light, tecture and composition,

Lockup combines different materials and colours.

/ Yori Costa - Israel

AT THE KITCHEN

This photo has been

taken in Old Jaffa, Israel.

The kitchen contains the

authentic oriental dishes.

/ Zeev Roytman - Israel

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VINTAGE POSTCARD WITH POCKET WATCH

Wintage postcard with pocket watch.

/ Zoltan Matuska - Hungary

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TOOL

I find the corkscrew a great subject to

specify the union of friends in company.

/ gianfranco Mongiardo - Italy

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EVERYDAY HATS

These are the hats we have available for use

when working outside in the hot Australian sun.

/ Wendy Wilson - Australia

SCISSOR DUO

These scissors are my subliminal

commentary on today’s everyday objects

made with no pride-of-work.

/ Theresa Marchione - United States

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Photographers appearing in this book (in alphabetical order)

p. 76

Abigail Drew Gatto - United States >

A trip to the Grand Canyon in 2008

resulted in considering photography

rather seriously . Two years later I

purchased my first DSLR and ever since

I'm learning to better my skills.

p. 15

Allan Copson - Australia >

Amateur photographer living in beautiful

Queensland, Australia. Passionate about

photography I am retired and out every

day with my camera. Special interests:

still life, macro and the natural world.

p. 22

Adi Levinshtein - Israel >

Ana Paula Avila - Mexico > I have

Photography is an hobby of mine.

always been passionate for photography

I have been in various workshops in

Oaxaca, Perú, Cuba,Chiapas,New York

p. 47 p. 14 and recently India . My photography is a

p. 39

journey of daily images with emotions.

Afonso Chaby Rosa - Portugal >

Anastasiya Stoeva - United Kingdom >

My name is Afonso and I was born in

I'm from Bulgaria, but live in Scotland

Lisbon, Portugal, where I still live. It is

from 7 years.I bought my first dslr

by the passion for photography that I

camera two years ago and started to self

p. 12 try to save and relive what my eyes and

p. 16 learn. I love all photography styles and

p. 48

sensitivity have captured at any moment

shoot everything that catches my eye.

Ahmed Abdel Hamid - Qatar >

Anders Lindborg - Sweden >

Egyptian , Born in Alexandria , the

A spare time photographer with a

amazing city on the Mediterranean,1977.

professional ambition - Yep, that's me!

Studied Architecture and project

Please visit my website at http://www.

p. 77 management . My passion for

p. 17 anderslindborg.com for further details

p. 49

photography is form some years ago .

and of course, more photos.

Alex Torres - United States >

Andi Luzi - Switzerland >

Alex started photographing at an early

I am artist, painter, sculptures and

age but only started taking it more

more and more photographer....

seriously within the past eight years.

p. 23 He is a photographer, film maker and

p. 13 p. 55

poet.

Andrey Kavpush - Czech Republic >

Prague based photographer. In December

2017 I have taken a photo camera for the

first time and I couldn't tear myself away

from it. It’s my creation, my way of telling

my story of the world around me.

Anupam Hatui - New Zealand >

A Landscape and nature

photographer from New Zealand

trying to learn the art of Photography,

and capture the moments beauty,

emotions, thru my lens.

Bernard BLAIN - France >

56 years old, french, I am an amateur

photographer and passionate. I love to

explore all corners of this endless world

that photography is.

Betsy Armour - United States >

Betsy is a Midwest photographer turning

the ordinary into extraordinary. Most of

her work reflects the beauty of nature

and agriculture mainly in Minnesota,

North Dakota and South Dakota.

Bill Eppelstun - Australia >

Painter for 40 years, wanna be

photographer, started too late in life but

will keep trying, learning and enjoying

this new passion in my retirement.

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Bradford Richman - United States >

I'm a hobbyist photographer who

enjoys taking a break from life, to

capture life.

Dewald Van Rensburg - South Africa >

I am a hobbyist photographer from a

small town somewhere in South Africa.

I take pictures now and then.

p. 24 p. 28 p. 9

Cody Bilmar - United States >

Dirk Fritsche - Germany > I am a 1979

I am a photography enthusiast living in

born german fire protection engineer

the Chicago area. I attempt to portray

and I am into photography since 2000. I

child-like enthusiasm and curiosity found

mainly focus on wildlife photography, but

p. 26 in every day objects and scenes.

p. 31 also like the play with light and shadow

p. 43

and stunning landscapes.

Dagmar Meyer - Germany > Born in

Dmitry Dreyer - Israel >

1964 I am based at Hanover, Germany.

Born in former USSR. Moved to Israel

I started photography when I was 10 with

where I grew up. I like my images to look

a Kodak instamatic and with 15 as a proud

perfect and pay attention to all the tiny

p. 46 owner of a SLR - my beloved Yashica FRI.

p. 11 details in hope to create a perfect image.

p. 35

Now using a DSLR Nikon D 7200.

Daniel Jakli - Germany >

Donald Brotherston - South Africa >

I'm a 30 year old hobby-photographer.

Retired, committed club photographer

I'm mainly interested in wildlife, specially

since 1970, still active in the same

birds and landscapes. I'm from Germany

club. Photography honours: EPSSA,

p. 27 and at the moment I'm doing my master

p. 19 APSSA(Vers),AFIAP.

p. 103

degree in cultural anthropology.

Dawn Gelderblom - South Africa >

Evgeny Shulin - Latvia >

Im a 45 year old ex hairdresser. I own a

I'm from Latvia, Adazi. Played with photo

Guesthouse in a very small town called

camera from 2002, but it was only

BARBERTON, in Mpumalanga SOUTH

capturing life moment around me without

p. 25 AFRICA. I started taking photos just for fun

p. 38 any goal. Serious steps begins when I

p. 44

and as material to paint (i do oil painting)

bought first mirror camera in 2011.

Fernando Beber - Brazil >

My name is Fernando Beber, I am a selftaught

photographer based in Brazil. My

goal is to capture the feeling I had when

I took the photograph and to share my

world through my camera.

Frances Smith - United States >

I am a freelance photographer that

loves capturing the beauty of the world

through her lens.

François Mahieu - France >

Amateur photographer since 2012.

I particularly love to shoot in nature, but

I also explore many other domains that

I take as personal challenges. This photo

is my first studio shoot.

Gianfranco Mongiardo - Italy >

I have little to say about me I like the still

image. Stopping time in one click can tell

the way of many situations, remember

moments ............

Gilberte Dimicolis - Belgium >

My name is Gilberte Dimicolis, or Gilou.

I'm living in Belgium . As an amateur

photographer, I'm studying photography

at SNT Bruges since September 2013.

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p. 40

Gill Thompson - United States >

The speed of life is chaos in motion & I

try to use that chaos to my advantage,

attempting to capture the feelings in any

situation I shoot. I don't take pictures,

I capture the emotions.

p. 34

Hunor Erdő - Hungary > There are

so many great and interesting things in

the world, and many people who takes

beautiful and inspiring photos of them. I

would be happy to be considered one of

these people some day...

p. 61

Giustina Wind - Italy > My nickname

Ira Tulchinsky - Israel > 41 years old

is Justinawind. I live in Italy, in Rieti.

nurse. Four years ago I got a present

Photographer few years ago and I prefer

from my husband - my first camera,

the picture of architecture. I love to

and it has changed my life. Since that

p. 45 experiment and try new things.

p. 53 moment I'm trying to share with all my

p. 62

friends the beauty throu my lens

Grzech Stepniewski - Poland >

Isabel Carvalho - Portugal >

A photograph is my hobby. I adore to

I was born in Africa, lived in many places

catch human emotions. I would like to

and today, Lisbon in Portugal, is my

leave images which they will survive

home. Photography is a cherished hobby

p. 41 longer than I after myself.

p. 54 of mine that I aspire to improve on, after

p. 64

deliver my PhD thesis.

Grzegorz Kus - Italy > I began to take

James Kennedy, Jr. - United States >

photographs somewhat late, at age 50,

I am a father of four wonderful boys

that is, 8 years ago. Unfortunately I do

that is blessed to be married to his best

not have much time to devote to this

friend. Photography is a passion that I

p. 80 hobby, though I would love to.

p. 42 have chased since my teenage years. It

p. 63

helps me see beauty in everything.

Heidi Schade - Germany > born in

Jessica Price - United States >

Peru, lives in Germany today. She is a

Photographer.

I am an amateur photographer in my

60s. I take mostly nature photos, Did

a stint as a volunteer at a local animal

shelter taking pics of pets to facilitate

adoptions. I live in Connecticut USA.

Justin Lee - Singapore >

After a break of 28 years, I picked up my

first digital camera 15 months ago with

the goal of capturing the beauty, grit and

paradox of Asia, with its fascinating blend

of ancient past and modernity

Kate Dohle - Australia > Wife, Mother,

Artist and Amateur Photographer -

I first started taking Photographs as

Art Fodder for my Paintings, now I just

take Photos because I just love trying to

capture the perfect Photo!

Kathrin Hoyos - Monaco >

grew up in Greece and Belgium.

A trained Architect. Emigrated to South

Africa in the late 1990’s where studied

photography. Since 2012 lives in Monaco

with her family.

Katy Kelley - United States >

I am a leather craft artist and an amateur

photographer. Living in the Colorado

mountains and enjoying lots of hiking

allows me a great opportunity for

practicing my photography.

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Keith Cormier - United States >

I am a full time gospel preacher and

photography hobbyist from Central

Texas. I especially enjoy nature

Liesbet Cosyns - Belgium >

My name is Liesbet Cosyns and I'm 34

years old. I studied photography for 4

years but it remained a hobby.

p. 36 photography and shoot real estate

photos part time to help pay for my

p. 71 p. 67

Kevin Towler - United Kingdom >

Louis Benzell - United States > Raised

Currently I am a Construction Health and

by Woodwards and tamed by wolves I

Safety Advisor based in the UK and an

am a hunter and gatherer of natural light

amatuer photographer with a love of still

and candid moments. my pursuit of new

p. 58 life, nature and buildings. Chairman of a

p. 52 experiences pushes me to continually

p. 56

local photography club.

evolve my vision ..15x Top Photographer

Kym George - United States >

Luís Ribeiro - Portugal >

My Name is Kym George and I am 56

I'm not a professional photographer, but

years old. My husband and I are both

it's my passion. I love nature and wildlife,

avid photographers loving what we do.

and creativity and inspiration. My city is

p. 29 Wildlife photography being our favorite.

p. 70 another passion.

p. 75

Larry Haras - Mexico >

Marco Antonio Perna - Brazil >

Born in Istanbul, living in Mexico.

I've been a photojournalist in the dance

Photography is my hobby as a relaxing

fild since 1997 with SLR and ordinary

and enjoying moments in shooting,

digital to post on the internet. Only in

p. 65 editing and looking pictures as an

p. 57 2013 I start shooting with a DSLR and

p. 30

everyday activities.

the passion for photography came back.

Leka Huie - Hong Kong > I am a Hong

Marco Bertamé - Luxembourg >

Kong native.During the 90's, I graduated

I love action sports, but I diversify my

in Creative Photography from Humber

interests. Photographing is being like a

College,Toronto. Within the same year I

free bird. Having a camera in your head,

p. 66 received "Student of the Year"awarded by

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Professional Photographer of Ontario.

Photography is my way of life!

Margaret Flower - Australia >

I love photographing strong dramatic

images of wildlife, travel, family and most

of all table top photography.

Marie-Christine Houle - Canada >

I am an amateur photographer from

Quebec, Canada. I'm following my dad's

footsteps who was also a amateur and a

great one ! Photography is my passion and

like they say ''Keep calm and snap on ! ''

Marta Zielińska - Poland >

I am a painter and graphic designer

graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in

Cracow. I deal with photography and painting.

I love travels. It makes my life exciting due

meeting with people and cultures

Martin Smith - United Kingdom >

I am a semi retired amateur

photographer who likes to shoot most

things but my area of expertise is the

use of ordinary and everyday objects to

create thought provoking photographic

Michael Mettier - Switzerland >

My desire to travel and the desire to

hold all places, plants, animals and things

forever make me what I am today.

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Miika Miinin - Finland >

Is this my 15 minutes of fame?! Quick,

think something witty! I've got nothing...

Aaand it's quarter past.

Orit Birati - Israel >

I am 50 years old and started my

photography hobby 4 years ago. I

especially take closeup pictures of

p. 69 p. 18 nature and objects. I like the minimalistic

style and very colorful pictures.

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Mircea Mihai - Romania >

Pam Wemhaner - United States >

My name is Mircea-Mihai (Petrosel), from

I'm a 61 year old woman who got my first

Romania-Constanta and i`m a freelance

DSLR 3 years ago. I've discovered a talent

photographer. My actuall skills and tools

that I never knew existed. I try to get out

p. 74 are near the pro level.I love shooting

p. 82 and take photos several times a week to

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portraits to landscapes and weddings.

continually improve my skill.

Mugurel Motea - Romania >

Patrick Graham - United States >

I am an engineer in the field of energy

Lives in Billings Montana. Semiproduction.

I am passionate about

Pro photographer for three years.

photography since 2011, using Sony

Specializing in creative lighting of still lifes

p. 68 cameras in general with ancient lenses

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Minolta, Tokina and soviet Helios, Jupiter.

Naser Tamimi - United States >

Piers Jacobs - United Kingdom >

I am self-taught photographer who like

I enjoy capturing everyday objects,

challenges and learning.

portraits & nature macros. With a

toddler of tow, my time is limited, so

p. 78 p. 84 I mainly shoot handheld using the

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lightweight Olympus OM-D E-M1 with

Natalie Geoghagan - United States >

PINAKI MITRA - India > Photography,for

Photography has been a passion of mine

me,is a reality which often is more

for over 10 years. Experimenting with

authentic than the world around

different lighting, subjects and colors

us.Although I am a finance professional,

p. 79 really make it challenging.

p. 83 image-making is increasingly occupying

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more space in my mindscape.

Ralf Weinand - Germany > Born in

1964 and from Germany living near the

french border. I started photography

about 6 years ago and it somehow

became a kind of addiction. Whenever I

have the time I am out to take photos.

rami yazagi - United States >

I was born in Syria and now I live in

America. My story with photography

began in April 2014 when I left my

country to stay in Lebanon for 4 months.

Reka Komoli - United Kingdom >

London-based photographic artist. MA

Photographic Studies at Westminster

University, 2016. Exhibited in London,

New York, Budapest, St. Petersburg,

Vilnius. Interests includes cityscapes,

Ricardo Q. T. Rodrigues - Brazil >

Ricardo has worked in various areas,

but photography has always been his

great passion. Today he owns a small

hotel in the mountains and works as a

photographer in his studio in Extrema

Riccardo Ratini - Italy >

I am passionate about photography

since I was twenty. I started making

photos while traveling with my friends. I

shared this passion first with my dad and

then with my girlfriend.

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Rinaldo Berović - Croatia > I'm 40

years old photography enthousiast. I

started living photografy just recently,

when I got my first DSLR camera. I love

to present ordinary objects in a way that

everyone see their beauty.

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Simon Ling - United Kingdom >

Hi, I’m Simon an art director and

amateur photographer based in

East London. My photographic

interests include: Travel, Environment,

Architecture, Flowers, Animals and Night

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Robert Barilla - Croatia >

stephane pagnier - United Kingdom >

Croatian photographer based in Split.

I'm stephane pagnier, french autodidact

street photographer. since the last three

years, I exhibited my work all around the

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"MONOPIX Photographer" in 2017

Scott Near - United Kingdom >

Steve Porter - Australia > Photography

Scott Near is a professional wedding,

has been a hobby for me ever since I

portrait and commercial photographer

bought my first SLR, a Praktica MTL3,

based in Edinburgh, Scotland. His

over 30 years ago. The technology has

p. 20 biography & portfolio can be seen at

p. 93 changed, but the thrill of seeing an

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www.camerashy.photography

image you've taken is still there.

Sean Scott - South Africa > I am a

Steve Willder - United States >

pharmacist in the beautiful town of Paarl

I was born and raised in Wallasey, UK

in South Africa. Photography is for me

and moved to Colorado in 2003, where

the ultimate diversion. I am motivated to

I studied with the New York Institute of

p. 72 improve with everey click of the camera.

p. 95 Photography. Landscape, wildlife, and

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abstract, are my photographic passions.

Sharon Brennan - Australia >

Susanne Mogensen - Denmark >

I am an amateur photographer. Nature

Susanne Mogensen 33 years. From

photography and landscapes are two

Copenhagen, Denmark.

areas I love. As time progresses I love the

p. 92 chance to push my skill levels. I can see a

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photograph everywhere I go!

Svetoslav Kirilov - Netherlands >

Born in Bulgaria ,traveling around the

world photographer ,model , musician

,songwriter ,sound engineer and singer.

Sylvain Perrier - Canada > I took my

first pictures in 2009 and the adventure

continues today with as much pleasure

and satisfaction. My imaginary world is

dedicated to imaginary photography as

I see it.

Theo Collett - South Africa > I've been

interested in photography since childhood.

As a retired person, at last I now have time

to practice a favorite hobby! Being featured

here, alongside great photographers is a

dream come true!

Theresa Marchione - United States >

My photographs are in print, numerous

juried/solo shows, and corporate/private

collections. My most recent work is

digital and I revel in its infinite flexibility

to manipulate my images.

Tony Fling - United States >

A computer graphics artist and amateur

photographer from Blythewood, SC.

Have been working with photography

and computer imagery since 1996.

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Vincent Gabaglio - Germany >

I'm an amateur swiss photographer,

living in Germany. I started photography

2 years ago, mainly interested in street

photography. This photo is a first

attempt with a self-made "home" minip.

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Zoltan Matuska - Hungary >

I am a photographer in Hungary.

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Wendy Wilson - Australia >

I took up photography in my retirement

3 years ago and wish I had started a lot

earlier in my life. I am photographing

purely for my pleasure and am at my

happiest with the camera in my hand.

William Chizek - United States >

Bill is originally from Manitowoc, WI but

is now located mostly out of El Paso, TX.

He's married and is dad to one boy and

two girls. He shoots primarily stock and

uses the Canon EOS 6D mkii.

Yori Costa - Israel >

Studied proffesional photography at

Haddasah College of Technology in

Israel. I photograph mostly still life in the

Studion. My work appeared in a few solo

and group exhibitions and some books.

Zeev Roytman - Israel > I'm a software

developer and an advanced photo

enthusiast, who doesn't miss any

opportunity to take photos in every possible

place and time. Married to wonderful

woman and have two sweet boys.

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